Possibly one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Australia offers something for everyone. Whether it is watching the beautiful kangaroos and dolphins in Australia’s numerous national parks, traveling through a portion of Australia’s Mosteldrips National Park, sampling the fantastic Australian wines or visiting Australia’s capital city of Sydney, you will find yourself completely enchanted with the Australian lifestyle and culture.
Following are some suggested activities that you may want to include in your itinerary while visiting Australia.
See the outstanding Sydney Aquarium and watch the city blend and harmonize with its natural surroundings. There are over 500 different species of aquatic Australian wildlife in the area including sharks, koalas, wallabies, Cape Cats, and sharks. Many of the Sydney Aquarium’s tropical marine life are endangered, in fact about 7% of the local penguin population would rather hang out in this natural park than Sydney’s Koala Park.
Don’t miss the World Sydney Sky Safari. The Sky Safari is the world’s first flying observation wheel that offers passengers the ultimate in bird’s eye view of Sydney and the surrounding area. You can see everything from city lights to the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge from the observation wheel. Visitors can also skirt through the disappointed looking Sydney Harbour Bridge, and for the less adventurous, the Sky Safari boats will take passengers for a ride straight down to the city’s beach precinct.
Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. No, not the bridge in the end of the world, but the bridge that connects the southern and northern shores of the city, and is the setting for many of Sydney’s best cafes, bars, and restaurants. One of the best spots to visit is located at Taronga Zoo, just across from the bridge. The 6.5-metre high bridge is home to a busy nightlife and attracts visitors from all over the world. After a night out, you can treat yourself to one of Sydney’s many restaurants and enjoy the view from the bridge’s many eateries.
See the spectacular Opera House.One of the most beautiful structures in the world, the Opera House is one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built between going by the Greatenary Group between 1973 and 1980, the Opera House has a dramatic history that stands in stark contrast to its famous silhouette. The building was previously planned to be completed between 1980 and 1989 but suffered a number of calamities resulting in its completion being put on hold for nearly two decades.
Catch a game of Aussie Rules football.Sydney is the home of the Australian Football League – the third most watched sport in the world. The match is played between the countries of Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales, South Africa, Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad, and features the best Australian and English clubs. You can catch a game by either going to one of the venues in the country or catch one of the tours going to an away venue.
Bike up to Manly.Sydney is home to a large number of Iconic views and tourist attractions, but if you’re not one of them why not take a cycling tour around the 26km ‘Hornby Island U Hour of Heaven’ track, owned by Islandwheel Commuter Tours. It’s one of the most beautiful tours of its kind in the world, running for over 13km at an easy pace. You can also visit Australia’s largest bottled water producers at the Brita Springvale factory.
Wake up early and go to the Sydney Aquarium.The Aquarium is located next to the Darling Harbour and is a must-see for anyone who loves the sea. Stop for as much as you can, with a beach walk included in your tour, or take a cruise out to sea and come back to shore to see the seals or sharks, or climb a water tower to get a spectacular view of Sydney Cove.
Myanma Beach.Myanma is a seaside resort that is a great place to visit during the summer months. While it is a great place to visit it might be a little pricey for some, but it’s worth it. It is one of the safest swimming beaches in the world, with lifeguards to watch out for youngsters and swimmers constantly in motion.
The Blue Mountains
We all know the famous and majestic Blue Mountains in NSW. For those NSW holiday makers who don’t want the crowds and pollution of the Gold Coast will be happy to know the mountains, in the heart of the NSW Central Beaches region, are just a short drive away from the city of Sydney.
The great thing about visiting the Blue Mountains is that you can see them from everywhere. Even if you’re on a campervan you can have a peak on the mountains in about an hour’s drive from Sydney.